UFC has released the official poster for UFC 251 and tucked away in the corner of this poster is an announcement that UFC 4 will have its official reveal during the event. It was not shown during EA Play Live which was a surprise considering the beta sign up is now open. The beta will be available on both PS4 and Xbox One and is focused on gameplay tuning. When you sign up you will get a message saying you will find out if you are successful in a few weeks.
✈️ Now boarding for #UFCFightIsland– ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW –
— UFC (@ufc) June 19, 2020
UFC 251 has been dubbed Fight Island and it will include fights between Kamaru Usman & Gilbert Burns, Alexander Volkanovski & Max Holloway, Petr Yan & Jose Aldo, Jessica Andrande & Rose Namajunas, and Amanda Ribas & Paige VanZant. The last UFC game to be released was EA UFC 3 back in 2018, and that featured Connor McGregor on the cover. In our review for EA UFC, I wrote:
EA UFC 3 is a good representation of the sport franchise, offering a well put together fighting game that represents the different styles and weight classes found in MMA. The action in the octagon mimics reality very well, with a decent career mode helping people to learn the ropes. On the online front, there’s a divide between Ultimate Team and standard online divisions with the latter winning out in both accessibility and fairness. If you’re a UFC fan in general, then this is a good game to pick up.
You can read the full EA UFC 3 review here. With a new UFC game in the works that may mean the Fight Night franchise will remain on hiatus for a while longer yet. Fans have been wanting a new Fight Night game for a long time. The last Fight Night title was Fight Night Champion which launched way back in 2011 for the last generation of consoles.